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Term Definition
Backflow Prevention Device

Is used to protect water supplies from contamination or pollution. Many types of backflow prevention devices also have test cocks so that they can be tested or examined to ensure that they are functioning properly.

Drip Irrigation

Also known as microirrigation, is an irrigation method which saves water and fertilizer.  Water drips slowly to the roots of plants, either onto the soil surface or directly onto the root zone. 


Is the application of fertilizers, or other water soluble products through an irrigation system.

Rain Sensor

Is simply a switching mechanism activated by rainfall. The device is connected directly or indirectly to a controller which operates an automatic sprinkler system. Your irrigation system will automatically turn off once there is enough rain in the rain sensor. After it has stopped raining your irrigation system will remain off for a duration of time depending on the amount of rain.


Sprinkler system is turned on and your timer is set. A complete system check is performed in order to insure your system is functioning properly.


Purges your system of water, which prevents the components from splitting and cracking. The water supply to your irrigation system is shut off. The controller is deactivated and air is pushed through the entire system.

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